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David C. Zlesak and Neil O. Anderson

larger commercial class (22.9–25.4 cm circumference). The remaining four bulb lots had mean bulb circumferences (25.6–26.2 cm) that were in the largest commercial class (>25.4 cm; Table 1 ). Mean initial bulb weight in S2-FC1 also varied among bulb lots

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Kirsten L. Lloyd, Donald D. Davis, Richard P. Marini, and Dennis R. Decoteau

radiation ( PAR ) reported for day and night O 3 exposure periods in four long-term trials that evaluated the response of snap bean to O 3 concentrations. Targeted reduction trials. Three replicated trials tested the effect of nighttime O 3 exposure at

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Tina Bringslimark, Terry Hartig, and Grete Grindal Patil

exception of four field studies ( Fjeld, 2000 ; Fjeld et al., 1998 , 1999 ; Shoemaker et al., 1992 ), the previous studies on the psychological benefits of indoor plants have been experiments conducted in laboratories or simulated settings. Laboratory

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Yang Yang, Zhongkui Jia, Faju Chen, Ziyang Sang, and Luyi Ma

), and transplanted to our study site, the Puzhaoyuan Nursery of Jiufeng Experimental Station of Beijing Forestry University in Beijing, China (lat. 39°48′ N, long. 116°28′ E). The seedlings were randomly grown in four plots in our study site. Each plot

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Olfa Zarrouk, Pilar S. Testillano, María Carmen Risueño, María Ángeles Moreno, and Yolanda Gogorcena

each stem piece (3–5 mm in diameter) was cut transversally into four slices numbered from the upper part to the bottom (1, 2, 3, and 4). As a result, 12 slices per combination were obtained. Slices were fixed in 2.5% glutaraldehyde, containing 0

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Larry E. Schrader

apples could not be protected from sunburn by up to four topical applications of this particular whitening agent alone. Some Washington apple growers were using overhead evaporative cooling, shadecloth, or bagging of individual apples to reduce sunburn in

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Guochen K. Png, Katherine S. Downes, and Beng H. Tan

trimmed to reduce water stress. The lower 2 cm of the stem cuttings was dipped into deionized water, Clonex ® Green (1500 mg·L −1 IBA gel; Growth Technology, WA), or Clonex ® Purple (3000 mg·L −1 IBA gel; Growth Technology, WA). Sixty-four stems were

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Christy T. Carter and Catharine M. Grieve

chamber conditions. Again, each variety was treated separately. For each treatment combination, 25 seeds were placed into each of four replicate 50 mm × 9-mm Gelman (Paul Gelman Sciences Corp., Ann Arbor, MI) plastic Petri dishes each containing two layers

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Georgia Vlachou, Maria Papafotiou, and Konstantinos F. Bertsouklis

, seeds were surface-sterilized with 15% (v/v) commercial bleach (4.6% w/v sodium hypochlorite) containing 1 to 2 drops of Tween 20 (polyxyethylenesorbitan monolaurate, MERCK) for 10 min, rinsed four times (3 min each) with sterile distilled water and put

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Bruce W. Wood and Larry J. Grauke

-lived and radioactive. Physiochemical similarities enables classified into four subgroups—i.e., “Group II REEs” [G-II REEs (Sc, Y)], “light REEs” [LREEs (La, Ce, Pr, and Nd)], “intermediate REEs” [IREEs (Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, and Dy)], and “heavy REEs” [HREEs (Ho